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Old 03-30-2012, 10:33 PM   #1
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OK I have a AMC Loews theater not far from me and most of the stuff they show in 3D is On Imax, however the Titanic re-release that is coming out is showing in Real3D.. So does that mean it's not a real Imax? i'm a bit confused.
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I guess no one has been to real3D here?
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I asked elsewhere and real3D can be expanded to fit a Imax screen still does not tell me if the theater is a real imax full sized screen or not.
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IMAX 3D and RealD 3D are two different forms of passive technology. IMAX is linear while RealD is circular. Major differences to the average person are 1) if you tilt your head during an IMAX3D film it loses the 3D effect while you can literally lie on your side and watch a RealD 3D movie with no loss and 2) the IMAX glasses are about $40/pair and property of the theater. They are to be turned in at the end of the movie to they can be sterilized and reused. The RealD glasses are essentially the property of the film watcher and can be taken home with them or put in the bucket on the way out of the theater for recycling. Hope that helps.
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IMAX 3D and RealD 3D and two different forms of passive technology. IMAX is linear while RealD is circular. Major differences to the average person are 1) if you tilt your head during an IMAX3D film it loses the 3D effect while you can literally lie on your side and watch a RealD 3D movie with no loss and 2) the IMAX glasses are about $40/pair and property of the theater. They are to be turned in at the end of the movie to they can be steralized and reused. The RealD glasses are esentially the property of the film watcher and can be taken home with them or put in the bucket on the way out of the theater for recycling. Hope that helps.
Sounds more like IMAX is active technology, then?
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No, IMAX 3D is definitely passive. Here is a decent article that can help explain it better than I can. It also has info on Dolby3D.
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I think what he's asking is whether it's big 70mm IMAX or a smaller IMAX Digital screen. The answer is IMAX Digital if it's at a Loew's. Also, if it says RealD but not IMAX on their site, then it's not playing in IMAX 3D there. Maybe wait til the end of the week - apparently some theatres still have Wrath of the Titans booked in IMAX until then and can't play anything else.
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Also, there's the confusion between "real" IMAX and just large screens calling themselves "IMAX" with regular 70mm film and non-IMAX projectors, which has been a problem lately with some of the newer suburban venues.
Real IMAX is its own technological film/projection/3D entity, and anything else is borrowing trademarks.

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I think what he's asking is whether it's big 70mm IMAX or a smaller IMAX Digital screen. The answer is IMAX Digital if it's at a Loew's. Also, if it says RealD but not IMAX on their site, then it's not playing in IMAX 3D there. Maybe wait til the end of the week - apparently some theatres still have Wrath of the Titans booked in IMAX until then and can't play anything else.
Sorry for the long delay but yeah I've been to one real IMAX theater before and it was floor to ceiling with the screen.

Too bad not very many around that I know of.

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Also, there's the confusion between "real" IMAX and just large screens calling themselves "IMAX" with regular 70mm film and non-IMAX projectors, which has been a problem lately with some of the newer suburban venues.
Real IMAX is its own technological film/projection/3D entity, and anything else is borrowing trademarks.
Yeah they really wont be truthful with this because it would hurt sales I think.
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